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The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008) Poster

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Rick O'Connell: Look kid, I've put down more mummies in my time than you.

Alex O'Connell: You put down one mummy, Dad.

Rick O'Connell: Yeah. Same mummy... *twice*.

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Jonathan Carnahan: I *hate* mummies! They never play fair!

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Jonathan Carnahan: [about Lin] She speaks Yeti?

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Woman in Bookstore: Mrs. O'Connell, we're all dying to know, is the Scarlet O'Keefe character *really* based on you?

Evelyn O'Connell: Honestly, I can say she's a completely different person.

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[stopping a truck and throwing the man out]

Rick O'Connell: Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa! Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know. Sorry, pal. There's a mummy on the loose!

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Jonathan Carnahan: [to Rick] You guys are like mummy magnets!

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Rick O'Connell: Your ass is on fire!

Jonathan Carnahan: My ass?

Rick O'Connell: Hold still!

Jonathan Carnahan: Rick, my ass is on fire! Put me out!

Rick O'Connell: I'm putting it out!

Jonathan Carnahan: Put me out, Rick!

Rick O'Connell: Just hold still!

Jonathan Carnahan: Spank my ass! Spank my ass!

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Jonathan Carnahan: Here's to you, Princess. And Imhotep. May the bugger actually stay dead.

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Jonathan Carnahan: Hey! You three-headed shape-shifting son of a bitch!

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Mad Dog Maguire: Remember our deal! When this is over, my men get to drink for free!

Jonathan Carnahan: You can have the whole damn bar for all I care! I'm getting the hell out of China.

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Lin: I'll go after the Emperor.

Alex O'Connell: Trust me, I've got a little more experience with mummies.

Lin: [Pulling out a dagger] And I have the only weapon that can kill him.

Alex O'Connell: Okay, I'll cover you. Let's go!

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[upon being surrounded by an army of the undead]

Rick O'Connell: These are, uh... They're good undead guys, right?

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Zi Yuan: When the Emperor built the Wall, he buried his enemies underneath it and cursed their souls to hold it up for eternity. Most of them were conquered soldiers. I will call them to battle once again.

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Mad Dog Maguire: I'd tell you to fasten your seatbelts, but I was too cheap to buy any!

[Mad Dog laughs and Rick joins in]

Rick O'Connell: Why am I laughing?

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Rick O'Connell: I! Really! Hate! Mummies!

Evelyn O'Connell: It seems the feeling's mutual!

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Evelyn O'Connell: What is that god-awful smell?

Jonathan Carnahan: [covered in puke] The yak yakked.

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Jonathan Carnahan: Die, you mummy bastards! Die!

Mad Dog Maguire: There is no call for bad language!

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Jonathan Carnahan: [during a chase scene] Where's Rick?

Evelyn O'Connell: Where do you think?

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Alex O'Connell: When I saw you lying there, Dad, I... I've never been so scared in my life.

Rick O'Connell: Well, that makes two of us.

Alex O'Connell: I mean, you know, you're not supposed to die, you know? You're Ricochet O'Connell, right? Get beat up, you get tossed around, but... you're always standing there in the end. I never really thought of the world with out you.

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Rick O'Connell: Time to go to plan B! Blow up the tower!

Jonathan Carnahan: Hey,I'm actually a little concerned about plan B! Can't we go straight to plan C?

Rick O'Connell: Just make it go bang! I'll cover ya!

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[the Emperor address his troops while Zi Yuan incants in an underground altar]

Emperor: [speaking Mandarin] Today you awake to a world... in the grip of chaos and corruption.

Zi Yuan: Open the gates of the past and free the souls of the wrongfully damned.

Emperor: [speaking Mandarin] I will restore order... I will retake what is mine... I will crush any idea of freedom.

Zi Yuan: In the name of the ancestors and the righteous, I sacrifice my immortality and that of my daughter so that you may rise this day!

Emperor: [speaking Mandarin] I will slaughter without mercy... I will conquer without compassion... I will now lead you past the Great Wall... Once you cross, you will be indestructible.

Zi Yuan: Bring down the wrath of the oppressed on this Emperor and all who follow him! combine?

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Alex O'Connell: [speaking Mandarin] I dug you up... and I'm gonna put you down.

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Rick O'Connell: Here we go again.

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Evelyn O'Connell: [speaking of Rick fishing] I'm so happy you found a hobby that doesn't involve guns.

[takes a bite of the fish and spits out a bullet]

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Jonathan Carnahan: [Trying to get warn Alex about a 'lady'] No, no, Alex. No, look. Listen, uh, how can I... Come here. To put it in archeological terms, that's a tomb in which many pharaohs have lain.

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Alex O'Connell: Yeah, well, good going, you raised another mummy.

Jonathan Carnahan: And this bugger's got superpowers.

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[Alex opens a trunk filled with guns and grenades]

Rick O'Connell: What did you do now? Rob an armory?

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Lin: [to yeti in a foreign language] Please! I need your help! These soldiers are evil!

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Jonathan Carnahan: Why do I always have to save the day?

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[finally lights the fuse to the dynamite]

Jonathan Carnahan: Yeah! I did it!

[realizes he is kneeling at the base of the tower that is going to blow]

Jonathan Carnahan: Oh, mother, I did it... Time for a retreat, I...

[turns to see a Yeti standing behind him]

Jonathan Carnahan: I'm on your team! I'm a team player! "One for all and all for me" kind of thing!

[sees the fuse is getting closer to the dynamite]

Jonathan Carnahan: The dynamite, all this dynamite! We should, uh, get out of here!

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Zi Yuan: [speaking Mandarin] I was wrong to involve you in my revenge.

Lin: [speaking Mandarin] No Mother. I would do anything for you.

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Rick O'Connell: Alex?

[turns around to see Alex is gone]

Rick O'Connell: Where'd he go?

Evelyn O'Connell: Where do you think?

[looks through binoculars to see Alex running to find Lin]

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[an arrow pierces his Rik's shirt sleeve then Evelyn removes the arrow]

Rick O'Connell: Hey! That's my favorite blue shirt.

Evelyn O'Connell: I've always hated that shirt.

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Evelyn O'Connell: [talking about Lin] She's certainly managed to enchant you. Come on, Alex. You obviously like her.

Alex O'Connell: Mom, the thin mountain air, clearly messing with your head.

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Rick O'Connell: [to Dragon Emperor] Enough tricks! Where's your honor? Fight like a man!

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Evelyn O'Connell: I'm sorry we haven't been properly introduced. Who are you exactly?

Lin: My name is Lin. My family has watched over the Emperors tomb for centuries. The Emperor cannot be killed unless he is stabbed through the heart with this.

[draws dagger]

Lin: My mother put a curse on it long ago.

Evelyn O'Connell: [nods, smiling] . Mmm-hmm.

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[seeing a dragon flying below them]

Mad Dog Maguire: Rick? Should I quit drinking?

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Jonathan Carnahan: Much as I'd like to stay this boyishly handsome forever, Shangri-La is a crock.

Rick O'Connell: Yeah, but that's what you used to say about mummies, too, Jon. You did pretty well off it.

Jonathan Carnahan: Good point.

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Mad Dog Maguire: Well, any self-respecting pilot would land on the valley floor, but I don't have any self-respect, so, uh, I'll put you down halfway up the mountain.

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Alex O'Connell: Yeah, we can get in close, Dad. And then we can finish him off with Lin's dagger.

Rick O'Connell: Look, I'm sorry, I just don't put much faith in your girlfriend's magic dagger.

Alex O'Connell: Okay, Dad, she is not my girlfriend.

Rick O'Connell: You say that now, but I still don't trust her.

Alex O'Connell: Well, I do. So you should trust *my* judgement, okay?

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Jonathan Carnahan: That's a diamond. I could use a diamond like that.

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Alex O'Connell: People can live an entire lifetime in one look. I watch my parents do it every day.

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Emperor: [speaking Mandarin] I raised you for one purpose... to enforce my will on the entire world!

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Alex O'Connell: Besides... you're not my type.

Lin: Of course not. You don't like a woman who can knock you on your backside.

Alex O'Connell: [chuckles] The expression "kick my ass." For the record, you didn't.

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Jonathan Carnahan: [talking to the yak] Yeah, it's not easy being me, you know. Then again, I don't suppose its easy being you, is it, Geraldine, old girl? If I'd met a girl like you, Geraldine, you know, hard-working, you don't say much... you're a little bit hairy, but I don't mind that.

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Rick O'Connell: There it is! We found it!

Evelyn O'Connell: The Gateway of Shangri-La.

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Evelyn O'Connell: Any regrets, darling?

Rick O'Connell: None. Not ever.

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Evelyn O'Connell: There's something incredibly romantic about vanquishing the undead.

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Evelyn O'Connell: Kiss me.

Rick O'Connell: You don't have to ask me twice.

[kisses Evelyn]

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Evelyn O'Connell: Whatever secret she's hiding, I... just don't want to see you get hurt.

Alex O'Connell: I appreciate that, but, you know, I've had my fair share of, uh, experience with the opposite sex.

Evelyn O'Connell: Really?... Uh, how many experiences are we talking about?

Alex O'Connell: Uh... well, uh... you shouldn't ask questions you don't want to know the answer to, okay, Mom?

Evelyn O'Connell: Right.

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Rick O'Connell: So how did your book reading go?

Evelyn O'Connell: Oh, fine. Thank you.

[discouraging]

Evelyn O'Connell: Until they asked me, ''When will there be another Mummy adventure?''

Rick O'Connell: Yeah, but you did promise the publisher a third book.

Evelyn O'Connell: I know. But I spend my nights staring at a blank page, completely blocked.

Rick O'Connell: We could skip dinner, and I could...

[plays classic music]

Rick O'Connell: ... attempt to inspire you upstairs.

Evelyn O'Connell: Oh, that's so sweet of you, darling. But I'm going to sit at that typewriter until something exciting comes out.

[classic music brakes, Rick changes of face - happy to sad]

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[from trailer]

Alex O'Connell: Good going dad. You've raised another mummy. In his tomb, it said he had control of the five elements.

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[first lines]

Narrator: [narrating] Long ago, a mythic battle between good and evil played out in ancient China. The country was torn by civil war, with many kingdoms struggling for land and power. But one king had a ruthless ambition to make himself emperor by the sword.

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Jonathan Carnahan: Boys! If I may... Do we have a plan for the Emperor?

Rick O'Connell: Yeah. We're gonna hit him high, hard and fast and smash him like a Ming vase.

Jonathan Carnahan: And if that doesn't work?

Rick O'Connell: We go to plan B... Plan B! You go upstairs, you blow up that gold tower thing. You light it up. We blow the guy sky high!

Jonathan Carnahan: Me?

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[last lines]

Jonathan Carnahan: Yeah. Ciao, ciao, Shanghai. Peru, here I come.

[Soon after, mummies were found in Peru]

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